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Fix it Friday!

 When your car exhaust is so loud and you can’t turn the music up any louder, you should probably spare the neighborhood and your fuel economy and confront the issue. I just had a feeling it was going to be very costly, so I broke down and started asking around if anyone knew anyone who could diagnose the problem, my friend Joe Bob reminded me we have a mutual friend who might be able to help with this one, “Little Eric” Jensen! Thankfully he is a master of his craft working daily as a mechanic on high end sports cars, I brought it to him, he pointed out the leak, helped me order an after-market version of the section of exhaust that was leaking and boom! Less than one week later the part came in and voila! 

The culprit: air leaking out of the sides of the resonator   
So he cut out the problem area section:

 
Sprayed some sealant on some new gaskets in between each section and fit the new piece perfectly in the old ones place.

   

It sounds like a completely different car in a REALLY good way, it sounds like a normal car!! Woo!!! Finally!!! Let the neighborhood rejoice in silence! Thank you Eric!

Speaking of talented friends, back in February I shipped my Harley gas tank and fender to “Kona Joe” or Joe Koenigsmark owner of Angel Dust Cycle Paint in Cleveland, OH. I used to ride bikes with him and his two sons and work with him at Ray’s Indoor Mtn Bike park on the weekends (you can still find him there on sundays). I’ve seen him paint hot rods, helmets, road bikes, ramps, murals, bathroom walls hahaha you name it he’s probably painted it. But his custom paint jobs are beautiful! I shipped him my tins and told him to “have fun with it” and holy wow they turned out amazing!!!!

  
This is what the bike looked like with loaner tank and a fender I picked up from Bud’s here in Austin. My good friend Matt “Wally” came over and helped swap them out.  
Just wow!

 
   

  

    

   

🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻   



Only 100 degrees..chillll
June 12, 2012, 9:20 am
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Although today was a casual 100 degrees, I still managed to get a few things done after a wild weekend and also help some people out along the way.

I had an amazing Saturday surprise with Bee and Dani, I somehow amazingly got my shift covered last minute for a surprise girls night/ early birthday celebration for me the girls got me tickets to see the Blowfly at the Scoot Inn!
It was rot rally weekend still, and the plan was to finish up our denim vests and ride bikes down the strip before the show ha!
The lineup for the evening included some pre-gaming bottles of fun. Here beecAm speeds up the vest decorations and got my iron maiden back piece sewn on in 5min woo!

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By the way, I am WAY pumped on the cheeseburger I scored for my vest.
The Blowfly and his band were in full effect, I think the three of us gals had the most fun at that show. We danced our asses off and even hung out and poached some photos with blowfly and his band.
Denim vests!

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Blowfly himself!

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Ha!

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An unforgettable evening to say the least! Thank you girls!

Ugh! This morning I was on my way to pick up some homies to go to the pumptrack, I am heading northbound on Comal st., and this lady heading eastbound doesn’t even look or stop and cuts across and almost t-boned me! She totally would have but I leaned on the horn jammed on the brakes and power-skid 180’d out of the way. The car behind me skidded into on coming to avoid hittin me and this dumb ass lady just kept going!
That was the first time in my life sans rain or snow that I had ever done a 180 in my car. Thank god for Subaru’s reliable braking and turn radius abilities! I was livid and shaking.. Did that just happen? Pay attention people!

Picked up two homies who are attempting to stay sober and got them out hauling buckets of water, digging and sweating out all of the bad while patching up the pump track for this weekends jam at Walnut Creek!

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Huge thanks to those dudes, and beecam for going up there to help out!

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We are all trying to put in a few hours at least a few days this week to help
Get stuff running nice 🙂 can’t wait!
yeah zine issue 5 is gonna be sweet! And so is the Yeah Trip! Kicking off from the jam! Yeehaw 🙂

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